Saturday, 25 March 2017

The cricket carnival

On Thursday the 23rd of March, Syndicate 3 had the opportunity to compete in the cricket carnival at Brookside Park. This year we were determined to win.

On the day, everyone got to school early. Most people had zones shirts but I didn't have one because I wasn't at school the previous day. Before school started we had lots of fun playing dodgeball. Then the bell rang and we were about to go when Miss T (the sports teacher) found a spare zones shirt. It was too big for me but I wore it anyway. Then we were split into 3 teams. My team was called the Lincoln Wizards.
When we got to Brookside Park we took our bags off the bus and walked over to find a place to set up our blue mat.
We didn't have much time before the first cricket game started so we sat on the blue mat. We were told not to put our feet on it but most of us did anyway!
The first game started and we were fielding first. We all rushed onto the field and everyone wanted to bowl first. We were all spread out evenly around the field. The team we were playing against was the Tai Tapu Spinners. The game started and our team was excited. The positions rotated and soon it was my turn to bowl. My bowls were pretty good but they weren't that accurate. Wicket keeping was fun as well but bowling was everyone's favourite.

By halftime we had started pretty well.
Now we were batting I was batting first with Peter. I love batting because you get to hit the ball really far and it's exciting when the ball comes near you. Unfortunately in the end we lost.

After the game we had morning tea. There were two more games to go. We had to move all our stuff to other areas for the next games. Our team was now playing against the Lincoln Bears and at the end the score was 56 to 59. We lost.

After lunch it was our final game against the Lincoln Lions, who had beaten the Tai Tapu Spinners. Our team was batting first and we got some sixes. We did really well in the first half. In the second half when we were fielding we caught lots of people out. I almost caught the ball one time but it bounced out of my hands. When the game ended we had won by 12 points.

Overall my bowling improved lots and Mrs T was proud of us. We traveled back to school on the bus again and we arrived back at 2.00 pm.

By Fran

Thursday, 9 March 2017

House Meeting - Looking Further Foward

On the 3rd of March 2017 the first house meeting of the year was held. House leaders from kowhai, Rimu, Matai and Totara organised this event. The first house leader meeting was a success. The new house leaders were confident in the situation and were able to create new chants. That is new chants for a new year. The students were all collaborating in a group of mixed ages to work together to create a chant. The chant is a simple catchy poem that the students use in events to cheer on and support their house. Most the houses are ready to present their chant to the school.

Looking forward further in the year the leaders want to do more activities and arrange more opportunities competitive or not. Planning to make a fun year is what our awesome leaders are aiming for. Along with that end of term awards are going to be arranged for the winning house along with the shield at the end of each year as a reward.

This year the leaders want to get students more involved with the school, in leadership and community wise. They are wanting to also convince students to begin to get more involved with house points and more things to do with our houses, as it's a simple and fun way to earn a rewards or get involved with activities. We all believe this will be something exciting and fun for Lincoln primary and bring some great results. Further on this year there will be many new changes happening in the school like construction and events held at Lincoln primary and we all can't wait!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Power Outage

The Power Outage

On the 2nd of March at roughly 11:30am the power outage started which affected large areas of the South Island. 4-5 schools had to shut down due to the power cut. The Ministry of Education even told a few schools around Selwyn to shut down because of a water outage as there was no access to water or bathrooms. Around those areas, a total of 50,000 houses were affected by this power cut.

The power outage affected many cities around the South Island such as Timaru, Nelson, Motueka, Marlborough, Kaikoura and the West Coast. Anywhere further than the Otago region was not affected. The outage affected at least 130 areas in Christchurch. Luckily, around 12:15 the power was mostly restored, but the power outage lasted longer in Kaikoura. Some say that the outage was caused by the Port Hills fires, and others say it was maintenance work. They reconfigured the network, to prevent it from happening again.

An article by Madison McCondach, Lily McCondach and Caitlyn Norriss.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Beach Education Trip

On Wednesday the 15th of February the yr5/6 students went on a trip to the South New Brighton beach. Our class had to get up and get to school at 8:20 and we had to leave school and go on the long bus ride at 8:30. When we got there we went up to a big room and our class learnt all about safety it was really fun. Next our class had morning tea and I had a very nice double chocolate muffin.

After morning tea our class learnt how to be sun smart and so our class learnt what to do when the sun is up in the sky. First we learnt the saying slip,slop,slap,wrap and that means u slip on a t-shirt and slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat and last of all u wrap on a pair of shades. After we did the play we had lunch and that was also fun.

After lunch before we go in the sea we go over all of the rules about rips and what rips are and they said that a rip is a flat part of a sea in between of 2 waves in the sea.They also said that a rip takes u out to the last wave on the beach so if there isn't much waves then you will be fine when it takes u out. If there is lots of waves and they’re far back from the sand, then u might be in trouble.

After that we went in the sea and went onto a boogie board and caught the waves but it was safe because all the adults were in the water with us and made a barrier around where we could go. After that we went back onto the bus and had the long ride back to school.